Derbyshire Mind to Deliver Crisis Cafes

April 18, 2023
Our Experts by Experience who have been involved in evaluating bids are pleased to be able to share the news that  Derbyshire Mind will be delivering the 'Crisis Cafes' in three areas of Derbyshire.

What are Crisis Cafes? 

Crisis Cafes are out of hours community mental health drop-in's. They provide a place for people who are experiencing issues with their mental health a safe and supportive place to go. Staff at the cafes are able to provide tools to help cope. They are an alternative to clinical settings such as hospitals.

Where will the Crisis Cafes be located? 

There will be three new Crisis Cafe's opening in Buxton, Ripley, and Swadlincote. Derbyshire Mind will be partnering with Zink in Buxton, and will be working to identify a partner/community organisation to work with in the other two areas.

When will the Crisis Cafes be open? 

The 'cafes' will start to be available from the summer onwards, with Buxton expected to be the first café to be open, with the services in Swadlincote and Ripley available towards the end of 2023.

Jenny Ryan, Business and Operations Manager, Derbyshire Mind. said:

“We are very excited about the opportunity to offer safe and welcoming non-clinical alternatives to attending A&E to residents across Derbyshire. We are proud of our delivery model that sees us working in partnership with local community organisations, combining the expertise of both our organisations.”

Jenny Appleby (Head of Adult Mental Health Commissioning, NHS Derby and Derbyshire ICB) said:

"We are really grateful to Derbyshire Mind for their flexibility and innovation, and all their hard work in pulling this work together."  

A number of Crisis Café service job opportunities are being released over the next weeks – Please visit for more information and to apply.

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